Tests and measurements that are performed on shielded power cables to identify the location of a fault are described. Whenever possible, the limitations of a particular test and measurement to locate a fault are provided and recommendations are made regarding specialized fault-locating techniques. A fault characterization chart is included as an aid to select a fault-locating technique.
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IEEE Guide to the Use of Gas-In-Fluid Analysis for Electric Power Cable Systems
The application of the analysis of gases dissolved in the fluids of fluid-filled cable systems is discussed with respect to the procedures for sampling, obtaining the dissolved gas data, and analyzing the results.
IEEE Guide for the Evaluation of the Remaining Life of Impregnated Paper-Insulated Transmission Cable Systems
Reaffirmed September 2007. This guide provides technical information regarding factors that can affect the life of an impregnated paper-insulated transmission cable system, and it reviews available methods to evaluate the remaining life of such systems and preventive maintenance to extend their service life
IEEE Guide for Installation Methods for Fiber Optic Cables in Electric Power Generating Stations and in Industrial Facilities
This guide is intended for cables designed for use in power generating stations and industrial facilities, in both the outside plant environment and indoor applications - the latter with adequate consideration for requirements of the National Electrical Code(R) (NEC(R).)
IEEE Guide for Investigating and Analyzing Power Cable, Joint, and Termination Failures on Systems Rated 5 kV Through 46 kV
This guide will discuss the importance of failure analysis on cable, joints, and terminations used in power systems rated 5kV through 46kV. Users should review the definitions and technical papers that are listed in the References and in the Bibliography to gain an understanding of failure analysis issues. Why a cable, joint, or termination fails is an important part of understanding trends and planning for improvements in system reliability.
IEEE Guide for Partial Discharge Testing of Shielded Power Cable Systems in a Field Environment
This guide covers the diagnostic testing of new or service-aged installed shielded power cable systems, which include cable, joints, and terminations, using partial discharge (PD) detection, measurement, and location. Partial discharge testing, which is a useful indicator of insulation degradation, may be carried out on-line or off-line by means of an external voltage source. This guide does not include the testing of compressed gas insulated systems or continuous on-line monitoring at normal service voltage.
IEEE Guide for Testing Faulted Circuit Indicators
Revision of IEEE Std 495-1986. Definitions, service conditions, test procedures, and test conditions for faulted circuit indicators for use on power distribution systems are established in this test code.
IEEE Standard for Cable-Penetration Fire Stop Qualification Test
Revision of IEEE Std 634-1978 This standard is applicable to fire stops of various materials and construction. Cablepenetration fire stops are intended for use in fire-resistive barriers. Tests conducted in conformance with this standard will record the performance of fire stops during the test exposure. The resistance of a fire stop to an external force imposed by a hose stream or water spray will also be considered in this standard. The intent of this standard is to develop data to assist in determining the suitability of a fire stop for use where fire resistance is required.
IEEE Guide for Selection and Design of Aluminum Sheaths for Power Cables
Supersedes 635-1989 (R1994). IEEE Guide for Selection and Design of Aluminum Sheaths for Power Cables
IEEE Guide for the Connection of Surge Arresters to Protect Insulated, Shielded Electric Power Cable Systems
This guide suggests surge arrester installation methods at distribution cable terminal poles in order to minimize the total impressed transient voltage on medium-voltage distribution cables. Grounding electrode techniques, pole ground values, and system ground grid values are not addressed or considered in this document.